Gotta Love It!
I am having so much fun!
It has always been my goal to work at something I truly love...
I have been a gardener, and I enjoyed it for the most part. There were always the days where it was either screaming hot, pouring rain, or freezing cold. And since I worked with my father and my sister (my father owned his own landscaping business for almost 50 years, and I worked for him on and off over the span of 26 years), not working was never an option. Calling in sick wasn't an option either, since for the first 8 years I worked for him, I lived at home! But it was a good job.
I have been an Executive Assistant for 2 Vice Presidents and 2 Presidents of Corporations over a span of 15 years. These jobs overlapped with my work with my father. And I really enjoyed these jobs as well. It was very fulfilling to be a the centre of an organization, taking the stress off my bosses, so they could focus on truly great things.
I've even worked as a cashier at an Arts & Crafts store, and that was fun. Helping people always makes me feel good. And seldom do you get someone in an Arts & Crafts store who doesn't want to be there. The only issue I had was that as an artistic soul, I desired so much in the store. Even with my discount, I was spending too much there.
But I never really loved these jobs. They were fulfilling, and fiscally responsible. But I didn't love the work.
Then I started working full time in photography. From the very first boudoir shoot I did, I was hooked. I cannot express how much I love this job. Being able to empower women through their own bodies, seeing their expressions when they see how beautiful they are, is incredibly humbling.
I am good at what I do. Not over the top, no one is better than me, but I have a knack. Being one of the top boudoir photographers in Canada is my goal, but that will come with time. I love the time I spend with these women, getting to know all about them, and their lives, it is so much fun.
I am doing what I want, when I want. I set my own schedule now, and I can come and go as I please. I had planned on only working one or two days a week, but the clients keep on coming! I have had to go up to working four and five days a week, but I don't mind. I have an incredible support team here at PowerHouse Photography, and they are helping me work towards my goal of being the most on-demand boudoir photographer in my area.
Find your bliss...
It is more important than you realize. Your bliss may not be your job, and that's okay. But you need to find out what makes you truly happy, and it spills over into the rest of your life like a majestic waterfall, sweeping you away with the current.